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ARC Approves Grant To MSU For Dental Education

Aug 2, 2013

Credit UK College of Dentistry

The Appalachian Regional Commission has approved a $400,000 grant to Morehead State University to launch the Appalachian Rural Dental Education Partnership Program. It’s a joint effort with the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and will increase awareness and support for dental careers among K-12 students in eastern Kentucky.

The program will also establish a new undergraduate pre-dental curriculum at MSU with links to the UK dental school and improve oral health conditions at MSU and in the surrounding region. The strategy is to ultimately improve access to dental professionals in underserved areas, such as Appalachian Kentucky's distressed counties.